Category: Creativity

CHANGING THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD – Creativity Through Photography Workshop

Marlene’s Creativity Through Photography Workshop transformed students. Their way of seeing the world and themselves altered the first weekend in June.

Students from all over South Africa gathered at Marlene’s Centre for Photography and Light.
They spent three intense days immersed in a magical world of light, laughter and photography. ISO’s, shutterspeeds and apertures.

Night Photography was magical and the students photographs were amazing.
What an incredible experience for all those that were part of Marlene’s Creativity Through Photography Workshop.

For those that missed the chance to be taught by Master Fine Art Photographer Marlene Neumann
watch this space… Marlene has some exciting retreats, talks and workshops planned.

To be kept up to date please send an email to neumann@worldonline.co.za

2019 Let’s do this

2018 has come and gone and Marlene’s message on Facebook says it all “LET GO… LET GOD… SURRENDER…! What else can you do if you have done everything you can do… NEW YEAR, new beginnings, new experiences… All preparing us to become who we fully are… 2019… Let’s do this!”

Start planning for 2019.

Marlene’s Creativity Through Photography weekend workshop will shift you! Bring your camera and an open heart 31 May – 2 June 2019… Book now! email neumann@worldonline.co.za for more information… Marlene offers one life changing workshop a year. Make sure you book your space on this one! Beginners welcome!

Marlene will be at Homemakers in Johannesburg from 28 February – 3 March. Send an email Marlene neumann@worldonline.co.za to be added to her mailing list. There are updates of new images that have been released, book launches and invitations to Homemakers and Decorex and a chance to get complimentary tickets.

Let’s do this!

Marlene inspires ladies out of their comfort zone

Marlene Neumann BKCOB talk

Fine Art Photographer and inspirational speaker Marlene Neumann shared her insight and unique ability to inspire at the BKCOB Secretaries Lunch https://bit.ly/2CgrqxY

A SHIFT HAPPENED when over 100 ladies took up the challenge to move out of their comfort zone. Marlene’s talk at the Osner hotel – OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE had ladies rocking back to themselves. A beautiful experience when we realise we are actually all a droplet from the same ocean… Marlene reminded everyone that their purpose in this life is to Grow!

Those at the lunch had no idea what to expect and they were not disappointed. Marlene guided them through her presentation and inspired moments with wisdom, grace and compassion. Her powerful talk targets the mind and soul.

Outside your comfort zone challenged all the ladies and left them with plenty to think about. Marlene will customise a talk according to your company’s needs.

To book Marlene for a function, a talk, or her Inspiring workshops email her on neumann@worldonline.co.za

Success at the Buckaroo Garden Day!

 

Success at the Buckaroo Garden Day!

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light hosted the Buckaroo Garden Day this weekend.  Despite the driving rain on Saturday morning, the East London public poured in to see the garden! The festive atmosphere was contagious as many hundreds of people came through the door.

There were many activities and things to do at the Centre this weekend, which made it an event for the whole family. There was face painting, a tea garden, delicious iced tea and flavoured water; both galleries were open, a farm stall, and information on the buckaroo project. Even Buckaroo himself was there! There were also many raffles available to enter including:

Creativity through photography weekend workshop which will take place on 11-13 May next year

A knitted blanket valued at R400

A very delicious fruit cake

2 Nights at the willows resort in PE for 5 people valued at over R2000

The whole event was hosted and organised by the Buckaroo team, who would like to thank all those who took time to visit the garden, and special thanks to those who made the Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light the first garden they visited.

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light was opened 10 years ago to be a place of healing and creative energy. In the centre are two galleries that exhibit the Master Fine Art Photographer’s work. The gallery exhibits Marlene’s Dark Room range of artworks that have been developed using the world renowned Neumann Technique. The Light Room exhibits Marlene’s latest range of Black and White Photography in which she further explores her deep connection with nature.

Marlene’s Centre will be open throughout the festive season for anyone interested in purchasing gifts with meaning for their loved ones. For more information please contact Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za.

Harvey World Travel Gets Back To Nature with Marlene Neumann

Harvey World Travel Gets Back To Nature with Marlene Neumann

Marlene Neumann delivered three of her large photographic prints to Harvey World Travel this week. This is part of her drive to make corporate spaces more connected to nature. Marlene advises many businesses that bringing nature into corporate spaces has overwhelming positive effects on the entire business and its staff. The Master Fine Art Photographer has been photographing nature for over 30 years and firmly believes in the positive effects nature has on the body, mind and soul. Everyone benefits from being around nature. Studies have found that hospital patients that have beds next to windows overlooking trees have faster healing rates than those whose beds aren’t next to windows.

In an article in Forbes, Mandy Leeming, a design and development manager at Interface says: “Contact with nature and design elements which mimic natural materials has been shown to positively impact health, performance and concentration, and reduce anxiety and stress. When it comes to creating office spaces that achieve this, it’s about taking the nuances of nature that we subconsciously respond to, such as colours and textures, and interpreting them. Ultimately improving the well-being, productivity and creativity of the workforce is key to the success of market leading organisations.”

Marlene shares these sentiments and this is the reason her images are often used in such spaces, as the connection to nature is so strong and powerful.

Harvey World Travel owner Rohan Pillay contacted Marlene for images for their boardroom, and Marlene found trees that would bring the right energy into this space. The images that were selected were all trees, which make perfect additions to boardrooms for the atmosphere of strength, wisdom and security that they create.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Marlene’s images for your office space or even your home, please contact Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za.

Things to do in East London- Trip Advisor

Things to do in East London- Trip Advisor

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light is now one of the Things to do in East London on Trip Advisor! This new addition to Marlene’s online presence comes just in time for Spring, the school holidays, and the Pam Goulding Gardens of East London in October.

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light is possibly one of the most calming things to do in East London. The beautiful garden is set under the a giant wild fig tree. The garden is currently in full bloom and is under guardianship of Tigger the cat who keeps a watchful eye on the comings and goings around the centre.

The centre features two galleries displaying Marlene’s prolific career in photography. Her Dark Room gallery displays her images that have been developed in the dark room using ‘The Neumann Technique’ which she has developed and perfected in her 30 years of capturing photographs. The Light Room displays Marlene’s Black and White photography, which she is currently producing photographs for. Focusing on landscapes and nature, these images manage to draw people in and ground them in the present.

The centre is the site of many holisitic events on the East London calendar. Iyengar Yoga classes are held in the gallery every Monday and Thursday. The centre becomes a concert venue every once in a while for International acts such as Desert Rose. Marlene herself hosts a Creativity through Photography course twice a year, which welcomes students from across the country to learn how to capture photographs with meaning. The garden is opened up once a year for the Pam Goulding Gardens of East London event once a year.

For more information on any of the events at the centre, please contact Claire, the centre manager at 043 726 1877. The centre can be found at 8 Kent Road, Vincent.

Please remember to rate the centre! The higher ranking it receives, the more people can know about the gallery and the beautiful garden.

Marlene gets a new Epson P9000 Printer!

Marlene recently installed her new Epson P9000 printer into her studio. With the help of John, the printer was set up and is now ready to print images as large as 1118 x 1725mm. Images this size will be stunning in boardrooms and homes with double volume walls. For more information, contact Marlene directly at 0833213391

Another Successful Decorex Show

Marlene has returned from another successful Decorex show this August! Marlene and her team had a wonderful show at Decorex at Gallagher Estate. Her work found its way into loving homes. If your Office or home needs a new look please contact Marlene at 0833213391

Marlene at Decorex Johannesburg

Marlene has been hard at work setting up her stand at this year’s Decorex show in Johannesburg! The show starts tomorrow, 9 August at Gallagher Estate. You can find Marlene in Hall 5, at stand J18. If you are interested in tickets to the event, please contact Marlene at 083 321 3391. The show will be running until 13 August.

Marlene wins silver at PE Homemakers!

Marlene Neumann and her team at PE Homemakers won a silver award for Design and Excellence at PE Homemakers last week! At her first ever PE Homemakers, Marlene’s beautiful stand was recognized and given silver ahead of many other wonderful exhibitors. Marlene would like to thank the PE public who supported her at this show… Stay tuned for Marlene at Decorex this year in Johannesburg!

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